G.I. Joe #31
(May 1954)

Ziff-Davis, 1951 Series
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Volume
4
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
36
Indicia frequency
monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Ziff-Davis Publishing Company
Brand
A Ziff-Davis Comic
Editing
Herbert W. Rogoff
Color
Color
Dimensions
26 cm
Binding
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format
Was Ongoing Series

Exclusive!! (Table of Contents)

G.I. Joe / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Clarence Doore (painted)
Inks
Clarence Doore
Colors
Clarence Doore
Letters
?

Genre
war
Characters
Pvt. Joe Burch

Indexer Notes

Art ID by Norman Saunders' son David posted on a CGC forum.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 1)

G.I. Gags / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Vic Martin (signed)
Inks
Vic Martin (signed)
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I think we're being followed!
Genre
humor; military

Indexer Notes

On inside front cover.

The Weight of the Bar (Table of Contents: 2)

G.I. Joe / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Irv Novick
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
war
Characters
Pvt. Joe Burch; Sgt. Mulvaney; Lt. Parker; Pvt. Malcolm Collins; Pvt. Ugly Otis; Cpl. Carpuccio; Pvt. Cornelius Hoolihan [Weepy]; Pvt. Eckersall [Meatball]
Synopsis
Sgt. Mulvaney is promoted to Lieutenant, but is reluctant to accept the new bars.

Indexer Notes

Novick is credited to G.I. Joe on both pencils and ink in 1950-54 by Jerry Bails' Who's Who, but the inking here must be by someone else, as it is not like his credited inking on Johnny Cloud in DC's "All-American Men of War". Those are much more thin penlines than these heavier brushlines. Maybe Giacoia, but uncertain since he is only credited for 1952 at Ziff-Davis...

The Oof Girl (Table of Contents: 3)

The Yardbirds / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo
Inks
Rudy Lapick; Dan DeCarlo ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor
Characters
Pvt. Windy Bragg; Pvt. Whitey Hicks; Sgt. Gruff; Col. Ruppert Fumes; Mrs. Fumes; Mr. Lenz (movie director)
Synopsis
The Colonel's wife wants to make it as a movie star.

Indexer Notes

Dan DeCarlo is credited to both pencils and ink on The Yardbirds in Jerry Bails' Who's Who, but Rudy Lapick is also credited as his personal inker, and the inking is not to be distinguished from other signed DeCarlo/Lapick stories in G.I. Joe.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 4)

G.I. Joe's Pen Pals / letters page / 2 pages (report information)

Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Our Service men all over the world...

Indexer Notes

Drawing on top of page of two G.I.s reading letters, and the head of a young girl.

The Ugly Gigolo (Table of Contents: 5)

G.I. Joe / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Irv Novick
Inks
Bill Walton ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
war
Characters
Pvt. Joe Burch; Sgt. Mulvaney; Pvt. Alvin Otis [Ugly Otis]; Cpl. Eileen
Synopsis
Ugly Otis buys a ring for Miss Eileen

Indexer Notes

Novick is credited to G.I. Joe on both pencils and ink in 1950-54 by Jerry Bails' Who's Who, but the inking here must be by someone else. The round face and the nose of the girl could point to Walton, but uncertain. He is credited to ink on G.I. Joe in 1954.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 6)

Dear Gertrude / text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Tokyo, Japan...
Genre
war
Characters
Pvt. Sam Cosgrove; Gertrude Cosgrove

Indexer Notes

Not an ordinary Letters page, but a continuing story told by means of letters from a G.I. to wife at home.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 7)

Reserved- G.I.'s Only / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
B. Schneider [as Schneider] (signed)
Inks
B. Schneider [as Schneider] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I hear the "Basic" is rough!
Genre
humor

Indexer Notes

B. Schneider is credited to war fillers at Ziff-Davis in 1954 by Jerry Bails' Who's Who. No name but B.

Look At His Teeth! (Table of Contents: 8)

G.I. Joe / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Irv Novick
Inks
Bill Walton ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
war
Characters
Pvt. Joe Burch; Sgt. Mulvaney; Pvt. Cornelius Hoolihan [Weepy]; Pvt. Eckersall [Meatball]; Pvt. Hosier Hawkins; Pvt. Reilly [Ready-Money]

Indexer Notes

Novick is credited to G.I. Joe on both pencils and ink in 1950-54 by Jerry Bails' Who's Who, but the inking might be Walton when looking at some wild eyes, but no overdone wrinkles in clothing here. He is credited to ink on G.I. Joe in 1954. Uncertain.

1000 Live Baby Turtles Given Away (Table of Contents: 9) (Expand) /

Honor House Products, Corp. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 10)

G.I. Jokes / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Vic Martin (signed)
Inks
Vic Martin (signed)
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Doolittle's ready to go back to duty...
Genre
humor; military

Indexer Notes

On inside back cover.

Hands Tied? (Table of Contents: 11) (Expand) /

American School / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Exclusive!!
    G.I. Joe
  2. 1. ["I think we're being followed!"]
    G.I. Gags
  3. 2. The Weight of the Bar
    G.I. Joe
  4. 3. The Oof Girl
    The Yardbirds
  5. 4. ["Our Service men all over the world..."]
    G.I. Joe's Pen Pals
  6. 5. The Ugly Gigolo
    G.I. Joe
  7. 6. ["Tokyo, Japan..."]
    Dear Gertrude
  8. 7. ["I hear the "Basic" is rough!"]
    Reserved- G.I.'s Only
  9. 8. Look At His Teeth!
    G.I. Joe
  10. 9. 1000 Live Baby Turtles Given Away
    Honor House Products, Corp.
  11. 10. ["Doolittle's ready to go back to duty..."]
    G.I. Jokes
  12. 11. Hands Tied?
    American School
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